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Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study.

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Summary of "Hippotherapy on postural balance in the sitting position of children with cerebral palsy - Longitudinal study."

To verify the effects of 12, 24, 36 hippotherapy sessions over time on postural balance while sitting in children with cerebral palsy as well the effects of treatment after one interruption period of 45 days.

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Name: Physiotherapy theory and practice
ISSN: 1532-5040
Pages: 1-8

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